Miami Injury Attorneys: The Most Dangerous Driving Behaviors
In Florida, almost everyone uses a car. We drive to and from work or school. We drive to the grocery store and the movies. We drive to the beach, restaurants, and bars. We drive to visit our friends and family. Because we drive so much, it’s easy to forget that cars are extremely powerful machines. Many people take driving for granted and use their driving time irresponsibly, not realizing that their actions and behaviors can have serious and potentially deadly consequences. So...
April 6, 2016 by personal-injury
How a Slip and Fall on Government Property Is Unique for a Personal Injury Lawsuit
People slip and fall all the time. Sometimes, it’s their own fault. Other times, it’s due to another party’s negligence. If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you might have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. This is because a property owner or manager is responsible – under Florida’s premises liability law – to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for customers, visitors, and guests. What this...
March 30, 2016 by personal-injury
Why You Should Hire a South Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re probably going through a stressful and emotional time. Not only do you have to deal with the actual injury, but you might also have to deal with police officers, doctors, and insurance companies breathing down your neck. Once the questions start and you have to make important decisions, an overwhelming feeling can start to set in. What should you do? And what if you make the wrong choices? That’s where a personal injury attorney can come...
March 23, 2016 by personal-injury
Teens and Auto Accidents: What You Need to Know
Did you know that the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States is car crashes? According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 2,623 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 were killed in car accidents in 2014. This accounted for 8 percent of car accident deaths that year. That means that every day in 2014, over 7 teens died as a result of a fatal car crash. So what can we do to reduce this excessively high number of teen fatalities and...
March 16, 2016 by personal-injury
5 Signs You Should File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you have recently been injured, become seriously ill, or a loved one has died due to an injury, you may have cause for a personal injury lawsuit. But not all injuries qualify, so how do you really know? Luckily, there are certain factors that can help you determine if a lawsuit is the right choice for you. Let’s look at 5 signs you should file a personal injury lawsuit. Another person caused your injury. Someone else causing your injury is pretty much the ground floor for filing...
March 9, 2016 by personal-injury
The Impact of the Age of Older Drivers on Automobile Accidents
Car accidents happen way too often on Florida roads, which is why it’s especially important for drivers to be safe, exercise caution, and give driving their full attention. But what if a driver’s age prevents them from doing so? As we get older and start to deteriorate, we experience many different physical and mental changes. Unfortunately, some of those changes could affect our driving ability, leading to car crashes. Florida has a large elderly population, which means there’s a...
March 2, 2016 by personal-injury
Car Injury Attorney: How Medical Conditions Contribute to Car Accidents
Car accidents happen all too frequently on Florida roads. And injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are becoming regular news stories. Drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, driving on the opposite side of the road, running red lights and stop signs, and simply not paying attention are all common causes of car crashes. But did you also know that pre-existing medical conditions can contribute to car accidents? Certain medical conditions can affect a person’s ability to...
February 24, 2016 by personal-injury
Personal Injury News: The 4 Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents
Car accidents and auto fatalities are unfortunately a common occurrence in the United States and Florida. The Sunshine State saw almost 2,500 traffic fatalities in 2014, which is nearly 100 more deaths than the previous year. Even one accident or deaths on our roads is too many, though. Crashes are caused by a variety of reasons, and if we want to reduce that number and increase the safety for everyone on Florida roads, we need to be more aware of what causes crashes and take steps towards...
February 17, 2016 by personal-injury
We Need to Take Slip and Fall Accidents Seriously
Nationally, cold and icy conditions always lead to a sharp increase in visits to the emergency room for slip and falls. But don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just a cold-weather issue. People fall down and injure themselves in all kinds of places and for a wide variety of reasons. Maybe you step wrong going down the stairs in your apartment building because a light is out. Or the new kid at your local grocery forgot to put up the wet floor sign after cleaning. It could even be...
February 10, 2016 by personal-injury
Miami Personal Injury Attorney: So-Called Frivolous
In 2012, a California woman had hot McDonald’s employee coffee spilled all over her lap and decided to sue them for over $2 million. Sound frivolous? McDonald’s typically keeps their coffee between 170 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature that can cause third degree burns. Moreover, they know the coffee is dangerously hot. But they’ve done little more than put a small warning label on the side of their coffee cups. Once you get the details of the incident, it certainly...
February 5, 2016 by personal-injury
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